On a twisty road, the Deceleration Paddle Selectors behind the steering wheel let you control the amount of stopping force – and power regeneration – from the combination of the conventional brakes and electric motor resistance.
When you need more power, the 2.0-litre petrol engine automatically connects directly to the wheels for Engine Drive mode, using a fixed-gear transmission for more efficient long-distance cruising.
More electric, more efficient
Because the CR-V Hybrid’s i-MMD automatically shifts modes for the best efficiency, you don’t have to do any extra thinking, or change the way you drive. The result is a smoother, more effortless hybrid experience, with more efficient electric power, more of the time.
The CR-V Hybrid typically runs in EV mode for 50% of the time at speeds around 40mph, and around 33% of the time at speeds around 62mph. That means average fuel economy of around 53.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 120g/km on front-wheel-drive models, and 51.4mpg with 126g/km on all-wheel drive models – much more efficient than standard petrol models.
And, because the CR-V Hybrid isn’t a plug-in hybrid, you don’t have to worry about fitting, finding or plugging in to electric chargers – at home, or out on the road. You can simply enjoy the benefits of improved fuel economy and lower emissions, with all the other great benefits of owning a CR-V.
Delivering through design
The CR-V Hybrid may drive differently, but elsewhere it’s pretty similar to the rest of the new, more advanced fifth-generation CR-V range. And that’s a good thing.
Sharp edges, muscular wheel arches and a swooping sporty profile deliver a form factor that’s one of the most aerodynamically efficient in its class, with an Active Shutter Grille further improving efficiency by only opening when airflow is needed for engine cooling. Sculpted LED headlights and LED rear lights work with the twin exhaust to deliver a sporty, high-tech finishing touch.
Short front and rear overhangs, a 30mm-longer wheelbase and large 18-inch alloy wheels as standard work together to deliver a solid sporty stance as well as more interior space for luggage and legroom.
Inside, a soft-touch panel sweeps across the width of the cabin, with a choice of traditional classy wood or sporty modern silver-style trims, as well as cloth or leather seats. A large panoramic sunroof on the range-topping EX trim swathes the already spacious and open-feeling interior with even more light.
More space, more features
Up-front, the large 7-inch touchscreen and 7-inch full-colour Driver Information Interface give you easy control of all the CR-V Hybrid’s high-tech features – whether it’s hybrid dials that let you know how efficiently you’re driving, or navigation, music and phone information, with smartphone connectivity and apps for compatible devices through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In the back, the CR-V Hybrid’s wider stance and extended wheelbase deliver more space for people and their possessions, with 50mm more rear legroom, a wealth of large storage bins and cubby holes around the cabin, and plenty of USB charging points for front and rear passengers.
The luggage bay boasts from 497 litres of load volume up to 1,694 litres and 1,830mm of loading length – easily enough for a typical mountain bike – when the 60:40 split rear seats are folded down totally flat in one simple fluid action, using the remote boot-mounted levers.